A Proud Heritage, since 1853
Accolade Wines is the number 1 wine company in the UK and Australia, and the 5th largest wine company in the world (by volume).
Drawing on a proud heritage with one of the first wineries established in Australia, and since treading its first grapes in 1853, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company, producing some of the world’s best-known brands.
Headquartered in Australia, Accolade Wines delivers over 35 million cases (9 litre equivalent) to more than 140 countries annually; including Australia, the UK, Mainland Europe, the US, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and China.
With a comprehensive portfolio of market leading brands, Accolade Wines is the largest wine company within the UK, with a 13% share of this market.
Chief Executive Officer, Paul Schaafsma says “In reaching and retaining this position, we have always strived to provide highly attractive offers to our customers and consumers alike and from vineyard to glass, we put our heart and soul into delivering great quality wines at every price point”.
Accolade Wines is the number one wine company by volume in the UK and Australia, with a portfolio of brands ranging from the historic Hardys, the number one Australian wine brand in the UK and significant wine brand in Mainland Europe, through to Kumala, the number one South African wine brand in the UK.
The UK portfolio also includes Echo Falls, the third largest wine brand in the UK, Stowells, the number one wine brand in the on-premise trade, Banrock Station (Australia), the UK’s number one environmentally-friendly wine brand, and South Africa’s Fish Hoek and Flagstone.
The portfolio also includes various other premium branded wines and Wine Fusion labels including, Stone’s Ginger Wine, Stone’s Ginger Joe alcoholic ginger beer and Babycham.
The North American portfolio includes Californian appellates Geyser Peak, Atlas Peak and Zinfandel specialist XYZin.
The Australian portfolio includes Hardys, the 175 year-old Houghton label, Banrock Station, Goundrey, Brookland Valley, Berri, Stanley, Amberley, Moondah Brook, Leasingham, Tintara, Tasmanian label Bay of Fires, Barossa icon Grant Burge Wines plus sparkling brands Omni, Yarra Burn and House of Arras.
The New Zealand portfolio includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir specialists Mud House and Waipara Hills.
The recent acquisition of Viña Anakena, in the cool foothills of the Andes Mountains south of the Chilean capital Santiago, has rounded out our presence in the major New World wine regions of the globe, cementing Accolade’s claim to be the leading supplier of New World wines.
From Gold Medals to Trophies, our portfolio has enjoyed receiving an increased number of international awards - proving that while
we continue to work hard and grow our business, the quality of our product only improves. View more of our awards here
Wine Awards won by Year
Our Key Figures
With a vision to be the world’s leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines, Accolade Wines delivers industry leading performance, together with outstanding quality and service to our customers.
46 brands, sold across more than 140 countries.
1 918 employees across 8 countries.
We have the largest wine warehouse and distribution centre in Europe – at 80,000m².
The only dedicated Wine production facility in UK which can bottle all size formats, from 187ml to 10L.
The UK production plant facilitates 6 packaging lines – filling 400 bottles per minute. That’s over 600,000 bottles filled per day.
We also have the largest Wine Bag in Box (BiB), or cask manufacturing facility in Australia, producing 85,000 casks per day, and approximately 70 million litres per year.